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The 1970s Special Issue Women's Studies Quarterly

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:12pm
Shelly Eversley and MIchelle Habell Pallan

Call for Papers, Poetry, and Prose
WSQ Special Issue Fall 2015: The 1970s
Guest Editors: Shelly Eversley and Michelle Habell-Pallán

The 1970s was a revolutionary moment for women. It transformed the very notion of female power regarding their bodies, their pleasure, and their work. In addition, women's activisms in the decade shaped new paradigms for thinking about race, sexuality, reproductive rights, labor, colonialism, technology and the environment. Inaugural moments in film, music, television, sports, visual arts, and computing remain crucial landmarks in debates and interventions concerning pornography, sex work, sound studies, digital feminism, legal theory, and religion.

Suicide deaths in Fars province of Iran between 2007to 2011

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:25pm
Dr. Esmaeel Haditabar & Fattah Jafarizadeh / Univer sity of Mazandaran

Abstract
Background &Aim: Suicide is a conscious attempt to end his life. Evidences suggest that throughout the world nearly one million people die due to suicide each year. The aim of present study is to describe the epidemiological and demographic data of suicide victims and related factors upon in Fars province.
Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the demographic and epidemiological data of suicide victims during the 5-year period beginning April 2007to March 2011in Fars province by questionnaire were collected. Finally the data have been statistically analyzed.

The Eighth World Universities Forum— 5 February 2015

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:40pm
Common Ground Publishing — World Universities forum

The World Universities Forum, and its companion journal, book series and online media seek to explore the meaning and purpose of the academy in times of striking social transformation. These discussion forums bring together university administrators, teachers and researchers to discuss the prospects of the academy and to exemplify or imagine ways in which the university can take a leading and constructive role in the transformations of our times.

As in previous years, the 2015 World Universities Forum (WUF) will feature sessions on a breadth of topics relevant to the university and its possibilities.

'The Moment Made Eternal': At The Intersection of Photography and Poetry [NEMLA 2015; Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015]

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:29pm
Laura Hartmann-Villalta/Northeastern University

Writing about Alfred Stieglitz's photography in 1923, Hart Crane said, "Speed is at the bottom of it all. The hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture indefinitely: the moment made eternal" (qtd. in Sontag's On Photography 65). A thoroughly modern art form, photography reflects the sense of urgency and impulse to record found often in poetry. As discrete units of artistic representation, the photographic image and the poem unveil new ways of looking and interpreting. Both art forms seek to represent that moment, that impression attempting to make the moment eternal, in the image and in the text.

MMM 20th Anniversary: Community or Chaos?

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Itibari M Zulu/The Journal of Pan African Studies

On October 16, 1995, over 1.18 million people attended the Million Man March (MMM) in Washington, D.C. to promote unity in the African American and African world community with a specific focus on the development of Black men in the U.S., and a general assessment of the social, economic and political plight of the Black community. Not absent from criticism (John R. Lewis, Mary Frances Berry, etc.), the MMM, its chief organizers (Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., etc.) and organizations (the Nation of Islam, the National African American Leadership Summit, etc.) managed to host an historic grass-roots centered event that is said to be responsible for the registration of 1.7 million more African American men to vote.

NYCEA Conference Core Controversies Oct24-5, 2014

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:29pm
New York College English Association

CALL FOR PAPERS
New York College English Association Conference
"CORE CONTROVERSIES"
October 24-25, 2014
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
Papers on all aspects of literature, composition & rhetoric, and pedagogy are welcome. Papers on the focus thread of College Core curricula, College Readiness, and New York's newly instituted and controversial Common Core are especially requested.

MAPACA Conference CFP Extension

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:53am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

CFP Deadline Extended to June 30th, 2014.

November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland
Lord Baltimore Hotel

2014 marks the 25th annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association. For this occasion, MAPACA returns to the city that hosted its first conference in 1990. The conference will be held at the newly renovated Lord Baltimore Hotel in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The Lord Baltimore Hotel was built in 1928 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel was purchased by the Rubell Family who launched a complete remodel and restoration of the French Renaissance hotel.

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 9:59am
American Studies Association of Texas

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:26am
Department of English at the University of Chicago

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014
https://aestheticdisordersuchicago.wordpress.com/

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Henry G. Lee Professor of English, Pomona College
With a public discussion conducted by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago

Proposal submission deadline: July 25th, 2014

Literature as Incantation: Magic Words and the World of Reading - NEMLA 2015 (4/30-5/3)

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:22am
Dr. Tanya Radford, Dominican College of Blauvelt

Proposals are invited for 15 minute presentations on the session theme of magic and reading. That works of literature often thematically engage the powers of language is no surprise, given the fact that writers weave both persons and worlds from words. In many works of literature, however, reading and books seem to facilitate or release supernatural power: magical languages eliminate the gap between representation and reality; labyrinthine libraries deliver a book meant only for one special reader; reading aloud from a book opens doorways to new realities or ushers creatures from the world of words into the reader's reality.

Innovation Arabia 8 (16 - 18 February 2015): Call For Papers

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:28am
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Innovation Arabia 8, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMSU, showcases leading academic research and the latest practical solutions in four key sectors of development: management, education, health and banking and finance. The event explores solutions for the 21st century, helping to unleash economic and development opportunity waiting within the region. Under the theme of "Innovate, Collaborate and Differentiate: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present and Shaping the Future", the conference reflects the belief that innovation is the path towards growth, progress and a better tomorrow for the Arab World.

Special Issue of Edward Albee Review: Gender and Sexuality in Edward Albee's Work

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 5:12pm
Edward Albee Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of the Edward Albee Review
"Sexuality and Gender in Edward Albee's Work

Essays on any aspect of this topic are welcome.

Send a proposal to Guest Editor Professor John M. Clum, Duke University, jclum1941@gmail.com
Proposals due January 15, 2015.

If proposal is accepted, completed essays (6,000 – 9,000 words) due January 15, 2016.
All submissions will be peer reviewed.

European Popular Culture and Literature-Submission Deadline 11/01/14

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 2:25pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association-February 11-14, 2015

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to any aspect of European popular culture and literature for the 36th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Papers and panels that connect European popular culture and literature to the conference theme "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture," are especially encouraged.

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